View 139: Rainy Day

A favorite rainy day activity is reading a good book.

A favorite rainy day activity is reading a good book. Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 360, EV -0.6.

Yesterday was a very rainy day.  Dark clouds and down pours off and on all day made for a perfect day to curl up with a good book.  In my case, the latest thriller from Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol.  If you liked Dan Brown’s other books, you will enjoy this one, too.

UPDATE: The rainfall in Syracuse, New York, yesterday was the second largest since 1950.  See, I was not kidding.

What do you like to do on a rainy day?

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19 Responses to View 139: Rainy Day

  1. Karma says:

    I read that one too! Good book.
    Rainy day activities for me: reading, sorting through pictures, reading blog archives, playing silly games on Wii, and occasionally, sewing, if I have a quilt project going on.


  2. I haven´t read this book either. I like the way you presented it. On a rainy day, my activities are a bit similar to Karma´s: reading, sorting through pictures, sewing and going out anyway. A Beagle does not mind rain at all and just needs his daily (twice) walks !


  3. milkayphoto says:

    Yep, rainy yesterday and today. Oh, rainy days can mean a myriad of things for us! Sometimes, we are in the middle of a home improvement project, so that takes our attention; other times, we sit and watch good movies and suggle; sometimes, we make a huge ol’ pot of sauce or chicken stock (we LOVE to cook!). Sometimes, life’s errands call and we have to be out and about.

    Yesterday was a little bit of things as we ARE beginning yet another home improvement project and we needed to do a bit of ‘investigating’ to see if we could steal some unused space in our kitchen (we did!) Then, it was errand time, made that much easier when done together. After a nice dinner, Jim visited with the neighbors while I treated myself to a much needed shower (you heard about my wasp sting incident? Well, this was the first opportunity where I could use my right hand and clean off properly!) Then, we reunited and relaxed in front of the TV. Not a bad rainy day at all. 🙂


  4. giiid says:

    It is raining here in this very moment, and as you can see, I spend some of my rainy time reading and commenting blogs. I like the sound of rain, and to look at the dark clouds outside, enjoying to be inside. Rainy days are good for making plans and getting new ideas, writing letters or calling people. And of course enjoy sweets. If it still rains while all these things are done, reading the camera manual could be a possibility. 🙂


    • You still write letters? Been ages since I have done that. I like your enjoy sweet idea very much. Ah, yes, a good time to read the camera manual. I have a long trip coming up where I will be studying my new camera’s manual from front to back.


  5. You’ll have to post a review after you finish the book!
    What I like to do on a rainy day really depends on the day, and the things I HAVE to do before I can do the things I WANT to do. Playing on the computer is usually on the list 🙂


    • Oh, I finished the book. I was about half done but that had taken me a week. I don’t review fiction books as that is so subjective. If you liked his other books, you’ll like this one a lot.

      Interesting how reading or catching up on blogs is a favorite rainy day thing. I count that as an every day thing so I didn’t think to put it down.


  6. Nye says:

    Scott, f/1.8 is new to me, very nice bokeh.

    As for me, I have to say catching up on my cleaning. I spend too much time outdoor when it’s nice. 🙂


  7. truels says:

    A rainy day at home? I enjoy beeing with my family, reading a book or watching a good DVD. OR making a post on my blog – soon maybe to your latest assignment 😉 …!


  8. Anna says:

    I haven’t read The Lost Symbol and it would certainly be a great rainy day read! Rainy days, I usually love them and today it is raining cooling the temp down. I like the smell of rain on the landscape and roadways, and enjoy the sound as it beats down, along with seemingly the calming and quieting of a rainfall. 🙂


  9. Karen says:

    I’m with you. A good book, my soft warm kitty, and a cup of tea suits me just fine. Actually, I love it most when it rains at night. The cadence of rain drops on the roof provides the perfect backdrop for a good night’s sleep.


  10. Mitch says:

    Regarding the rainfall, Sunday was the first time since the big storm on 6/14/02, when we had all that flooding everywhere, that we had a minor leak in the house. I don’t even remember the other two storms; how weird is that?

    Meanwhile, interesting perspective on this shot of the book; very neat indeed.


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